Things to do this weekend March 22nd – 24th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Event: 2019 Spring Greenhouse Bulb and Plant Sale
Venue: Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens – West Hartford
Date: March 23
Description: Plants may be purchased by cash or check only on the day of the sale. Visitors are asked to bring their own trays, boxes or carts to carry their plant purchases. Included in the floral display are French hyacinths, muscari, tulips, daffodils, amaryllis, begonias, scented geranium, pansies, violas, and Spanish oregano, as well as a collection of tropical plants. The Conservancy will add additional plants for the sale from Geremia Greenhouse in Wallingford, including hydrangeas, lilies, hellebores, calla lilies and a few fun surprises. The bulbs and plants were grown by Conservancy Horticulturist Rosemary Aldridge; Head Gardener Peter Winne; Gardeners Wesley Gage and David Rivera, and many volunteers.
Event: Greenwich St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Venue: Begins at Town Hall – Greenwich
Date: March 24
Description: Features Irish wolfhounds, pipe bands, marching bands, floats, horses, clowns.
Event: Family Day and Youth Programs Open House
Venue: Central Rock Gym – Warwick
Date: March 23
Description: Are you ready to see how high you and your family can climb?! Join us for a day of fun climbing and ice cream! With the purchase of a day pass, anyone can enjoy free staffed climbing with gear included! Not to mention free ice cream at 2! We’ll also have our coaches here to answer questions and tell you all about our youth programs. All ages welcome!
Event: Foundation of Taste Series: Cavier and Eggs
Venue: Cara at The Chanler – Newport
Date: March 15-16
Description: The Foundations of Taste is your invitation to spend an informative afternoon enjoying food and wine with Executive Chef Matt Voskuil. Each month, Chef Matt selects a different ingredient to highlight. That ingredient is featured in three dishes paired with up to six different wines. Wine selections will emphasize comparison and contrast of different winemaking regions, varietals and vintages. These events will havea relaxed atmosphere, encouraging guest interaction.
Event: Angry Orchard Artisanal Winter Market
Venue: Angry Orchard – Walden
Date: March 23
Description: Come out and enjoy a showcasing of local creative vendors during our Artisanal Winter Market in our Cider Garden on Saturday, March 23rd from 11-5pm! This event will offer a variety of regionally sourced products including pasture-raised meats and hand-made cheeses, all natural skin care products, gourmet sweet treats and local art from a hand-picked selection of community based businesses. We’ll also have exclusive cider style available for purchase in the Bar at The Stone Barn to enjoy as you shop! When you’ve shopped all you can, make your way to the cider house for a complimentary flight of cider by our cozy fire pit.
Event: How to Perform a Song Workshop (ages 10-13
Venue: Goldstein Fitness Center – Pleaantville
Date: March 16th
Description: Why: A day of education and fun for the whole family Here are a few of the fun things happening that day: Walter’s Hot Dogs, Ben & Jerry’s, and Big Green Truck Pizza will be serving up their delicious delights in front of Choate House. Performances from local high school acapella groups, magician Michael Bochar, Logrea Dance Academy, and bilingual children’s musician Flor Bromley. Show off your jumper with the Westchester Knicks, test your arm with the Rockland Boulders’ speed pitch machine, or showcase your racing skills at Roaming Raceway’s indoor remote control car track. The Bubble Bus will be sending countless bubbles into the sky entertaining everyone young and old. Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to Hillside Food Outreach. Oh yeah, and we’re giving away a Nintendo Switch bundled with the wildly popular Super Smash Brother Ultimate! You can only enter if you’re in attendance. 13 and under are admitted free! Adult admission is $10. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Hope For Youth Foundation. For more info, visit whud.com/family-fun-festival.